Do You Brush Your Teeth At Work?

travtbSome people can spend over 60 hours at work during the week. That’s more time than they spend at home. If their toothbrush and toothpaste are at home, when do they brush? How do they care for their teeth during the day? Do they even think about their teeth? Work means stress in most cases, which means their teeth are probably not a priority during the work day. It seems many people’s teeth are probably being neglected while at work. That can easily be remedied. Take the quiz below to find out how you can brush your teeth at work.  

True or False?

  1. True or False: You don’t really have to worry about your teeth at work.
  2. True or False: There is really no way to attend to your dental health when you’re away from home.
  3. True or False: You can attend to your teeth via diet.
  4. True or False: Chewing sugarless gum helps clean your teeth.

Answers

  1. False: It’s important to pay attention to your teeth and gums throughout the day whether you are at work, home, traveling, camping, or on vacation.
  2. False: There are several different ways to attend to your dental health when you are not at home. One easy way is to keep an extra toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse, car, office, etc. There are even pre-pasted toothbrushes on the market, toothbrushes with a toothpaste dispenser attached, and there is also the Colgate Wisp.
  3. True: Choose to eat tooth-healthy snacks like fresh crisp vegetables and cheese throughout the day. Cheese is not only high in calcium and phosphorous, both of which are found in tooth enamel, but it contains alkali which neutralizes acids left on your teeth from beverages like soda.
  4. True: Chewing sugarless gum after each meal helps stimulate your saliva which washes away food debris, acids, and harmful oral bacteria. Your saliva also contains calcium and phosphate which help remineralize your tooth enamel.

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Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.